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A Parent's Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs (BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, MCFD)
Guide helps parents learn more about available programs and how to access services for their children with autism.
ACT(Autism Community Training): Online Mental Health & Autism Project-Looking Beyond Autism
A series of webinar recordings and resources focusing on mental health and autism. Webinar 1 focuses on heightening awareness of the high prevalence of autism across the age span which can mask mental health concerns that require treatment from mental health professionals. Webinar 2 focuses on specific mental health conditions that affect children with ASD and their treatment. It also includes discussion on screening, assessment and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Autism Community Training (ACT)
Provides provincial-wide information on autism and referral services to support families and service providers. It also offers a medical profile form developed to help parents and caregivers who need to bring a child or adult who has difficulties communicating due to developmental disability, autism and/or a mental health concern to a hospital emergency department.
Autism Physician Handbook - Canadian Edition
A visual guide helps physicians explain behavioural symptoms and educate early interventions to families of kids with autism.
Autism Society Canada (ASC)
Provides information and resources for coping with autism.
Autism Speaks Canada
Autism Speaks Canada is an autism science, awareness and advocacy organization. The website has information about Austism and toolkits.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (BC Ministry of Children and Family Development)
Provides information on autism assessment, funding programs, and resources for parents & service providers.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
BC Ministry of Education’s Special Education Resource Documents
Resource guide on teaching students with mental health issues including Attention Disorders, Behavioural Disorders, Autism, FASD, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Suicide Prevention
Friendship Space app
This easy-to-use app increases social awareness in young people by encouraging them to build friendships.
How to Ride the Bus - A Community Video Resource
The Canucks Autism Network developed video models that serves as resources for families and youth with Autism to promote independence and increased quality of life.
Laurel Behaviour Support Services
Offers individualized behaviour support services for children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. They offer Triple P Stepping Stones workshops, as well as other workshops for families, care providers and professionals.
Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposium 2011
Presentations include: Autism: Brains Working Differently, Mindfulness for Preventing Depressive Relapse: Changing the Brain One Breath at a Time, and The Mature Mind: Understanding and Improving Memory in Old Age.
Prepare To Launch: A Resource Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This Guide is intended for parents of adolescent children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who wish to better understand the process of navigating the transition between the teenage years and young adulthood. It was inspired by the courage and positive spirit of all families who support the growth and development of their sons and daughters with ASD.
risperidone (Risperdal®) for treatment of disruptive behaviour disorders
focuses on the use of risperidone for treatment of irritability of autism spectrum and disruptive behaviour disorders.
Supportive Minds Online Tool
A free, online tool with useful coping strategies and resources for parents, families, caregivers to help them with children who have mood behaviour or thinking problems.
What to do When You Are Lost - A Community Video Resource
The Canucks Autism Network developed video models that serves as resources for families and youth with Autism to promote independence and increased quality of life.
ਸਡਜ਼ੀੳਢ ਸੇਵਡਵਢ (Autism Community Training Resources in Punjabi)
Serving B.C.’s immigrant communities affected by autism is a major priority for ACT – Autism Community Training. In collaboration with professionals and parents from the South Asian community, ACT has focused over the past several years in working to improve our Punjabi-language resources. With the assistance of the members of ACT’s South Asian Autism Project (ASAAP) and our sponsors, ACT has been able to both create and identify valuable resources for the Punjabi-speaking community in British Columbia.
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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.